Vandenberg Air Force Base is located in Santa Barbara County, California. The base is known for its’ missile and space operations run by the 30th Space Wing. This is in line with the State of California and Santa Barbara County declaration of a public health emergency.

This, along with its location relative to the jet stream, makes Vandenberg a good site to launch reconnaissance satellites.

Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 9.2 miles northwest of Lompoc, California. Status of Services at Vandenberg AFB; Expanded Vandenberg AFB Local Leave Policy; Stop Movement Order BASE RESOURCES. Vandenberg AFB There are 4 Public Schools in Vandenberg AFB, California, serving a population of 3,450 people in an area of 23 square miles. This is the home to the 30 th Space Wing, 14 th Air Force, and the United States military installation with a spaceport in Santa Barbara County, California, USA Vandenberg  Air Force Base manages satellite launches in the west coast and also responsible for testing of international ballistic missiles.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As a preventive measure a public health emergency was declared for Vandenberg AFB by Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, Friday, March 20. Vandenberg's location on the northern Pacific Ocean makes it possible to easily launch satellites into polar orbit, unlike the Kennedy Space Center. Airman First Class Nicholas Huonder, 30th Medical Group medical logistics technician, sprays hand sanitizer onto the hands of Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, May 7, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Huonder sprayed hand sanitizer on Raymond’s hands to showcase the quality of the product during the tour of the 30th … VAFB Straight Talk Line: 805-606-8263; 30th Medical Group; VAFB Helping Agencies Matrix; Military OneSource Resources; Chapel Virtual Services; LOCAL INFO. There is 1 Public School per 862 people, and 1 Public School per 5 square miles. Vandenberg Air Force Base is in the area of California known as the Central Coast, northwest of Los Angeles County and south of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.